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Arts & Culture features as heard (or not) on WXXI Radio in Rochester, NY.
||CleanMrs. President, the opera, in Rochester||The opera Mrs. President is being performed Saturday night in Rochester. It tells the story of the first woman to run for president, which happened earlier than you might think. In 1872, women couldn’t legally vote in America, but that didn't stop||11/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMrs. President - The Opera||In 1872, women didn’t have the right to vote in America, but that didn’t stop one from running for president: Victoria Woodhull . She was a complicated, fascinating figure from American history – but not as well know these days as other women’s||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDracula at the Ballet||The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty... Dracula ? There's someone you might not expect to find on stage in a classical ballet. New York State Ballet is performing Dracula this weekend at RIT. Capturing the spirit of this classic horror tale in||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEastman Saxophone Quartet Wins Gold||The Fischoff Competition is the largest chamber music competition in the country – more than 100 music groups of 3 to 6 players enter each year. This year, gold prize winners at this prestigious competition were from the Eastman School of Music – Th||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLocal organists compete in St. Albans, UK||The St. Albans International Organ Festival was founded in 1963 by British organist and composer Peter Hurford. Every two years, the historic city about 20 miles north of London hosts concerts, lectures, an art exhibit, a fringe festival, and a multi||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Lotte Lenya Competition: An Interview with Kim Kowalke||The finals of the Lotte Lenya Competition , a competition for singing actors, are this Saturday, April 22 , 2017 , in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music . The Daytime Round , the major portion of the competition, runs 11:00 AM to 3:45 PM. The||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorld-renowned classical guitarist visits Rochester||Guitarist Raphaella Smits has been visiting Rochester for a few days to teach and perform, including a free concert tonight (7:30pm, Red Room, 1010 East Avenue, Rochester) On this tour, she is playing music from her most recent album, which is||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArtAwake finds a new home||This Saturday (April 8th), University of Rochester students will kick off ArtAwake, an annual art and music festival. But this year, festival organizers faced an unexpected challenge, as Nina Listro explains in this audio report. Click here for more abo||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComposer Kevin Puts inspired by O'Keefe's light||When the University of Rochester’s Eastman School decided to send a student orchestra to New York this fall, Dean Jamal Rossi commissioned Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts to write something new for soprano Renée Fleming. It didn’t take c||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Interview with Neil Varon: "Letters from Georgia"||This Saturday November 12, the Eastman Philharmonia will premiere “Letters from Georgia” a new work by Kevin Puts featuring soprano Renee Fleming. What’s special about this premiere is that both Puts and Fleming are Eastman alumni, and the high-pr||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA composer's journey to the bottom of the world||Composer Glenn McClure is on a journey to Antarctica. The SUNY Geneseo and Eastman professor will pitch a tent on an ice shelf and listen, working with scientists to collect data which will ultimately shape a piece of music. His trip is being funded by||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|